Undergraduate Course: Introduction to Artists' Books (LLLA07019)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||THIS IS A FOR-CREDIT COURSE OFFERED BY THE OFFICE OF LIFELONG LEARNING (OLL); ONLY STUDENTS REGISTERED WITH OLL SHOULD BE ENROLLED.
This course will introduce students to the diverse ways artists use the book as a form by considering work from William Blake and Matisse through to Ed Ruscha and on to more contemporary artists such as Tom Philips and Damien Hirst. Practical demonstrations will be given. Students will make books using a range of binding techniques; explore the qualities of paper and other materials then progress to a more resolved personal project. Students may construct blank books or incorporate photographs, drawings, paintings made previously or use a selection ┐found┐ materials. Students will learn a range of basic binding techniques such as pamphlet sewing, Japanese binding, hardbound books, concertina folds and will make sample books. Students will be encouraged to make at least one finished piece to demonstrate their individual choices and visual aesthetic.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
discover the work of artists who have incorporated the book into their work;
use several methods for making books, including Japanese binding, concertina bindings and pamphlet sewing
make at least one original finished book using their own images, drawings, and visual ideas
Bury, S., 1995. Artists' books: the book as a work of art, 1963-1995. Aldershot: Scolar Press.
Bodman, S., 2005. Creating artists' books. London: A&C Black.
Weitman, W. and Wye, D., 2006. Eye on Europe: prints, books & multiples, 1960 to now. New York: Museum of Modern Art.
Bodman, S., ed., 2011. Artist's book yearbook 2012-2013. Bristol: Impact Press.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Ability to make effective use of book making techniques
Skills in designing ideas for artists┐ books
Understanding of process for transforming visual ideas
Ability to undertake research and reflective practice and apply these in the context of artists┐ books within visual culture
|Course organiser||Mr Robbie Bushe
|Course secretary||Ms Sherrey Landles
Tel: (0131 6)50 4400